What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:32 pm

I said to myself when the '17 came out wait a couple years and get a used one. Raven I like it.

Turns out they are hard to find. '15s are more plentiful.

Any a couple weeks ago I was at home in Spokane when well farkled 17 appeared on a Cycle Trader search in Austin Texas. As luck would have it I am near Austin visiting the outlaws this week. I had some free time today so I checked it out.

Cav47 says Oooohh. She is pretty. I see some nice farkles. Trunk, bag and engine protection. Highway pegs( those gotta come off as quickly as you ride, you could drag them). Bar ends, top box, bar risers,and wind shield. You bought well!

So it is a fly and buy then have it shipped home.

My inspection revealed not a scratch on it. Kinda dirty underneath. Very pretty. Lots of farkles. Engine is smoother than my 09. After market windshield may not work for me. Might want Ivan's ECU flash. I like the lighter clutch pull and expect to enjoy 6 gears.

It has 16500 miles, came with a Garmin 590, plus farkles mentioned for 12k before tax license and shipping to Spokane. Shipping estimate is $500. Anybody need a 590?

See the bike here.
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Post by raYzerman » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:01 am

Congrats, Jim... if you need any suggestions about spending farkle money, just ask, we're all willing to help!!
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Post by fontanaman » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:30 am

I need some advice on Gen 3 windscreens.

I wiil soon have for sale a Garmin 590, a Penke rear Shock and a slightly used 09 FJR. 😁

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Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:46 am

Excellent!!!

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Post by bill lumberg » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:45 am

im Guessing that’s a puig screen? I prefer the Yamaha touring screen or the vstream 20308 screen (but haven’t tried puig). Beautiful bike.
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Post by danh600 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:25 am

Nice!

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Post by BkerChuck » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:26 am

Rode mine to work again. Only a half shift today but the weather should be decent when I leave here at 10:30. Chatting with an acquaintance last night who just picked up his brand new Harley Davidson touring bike, he want to try and get out later this afternoon for some break in miles but didn't want to go out by himself so I'm probably going to go riding with him for an hour or two.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:42 am

Put the Penske on the '17. Not sure what windshield, but you can put 1/8" washers under the windshield bracket to raise it off the fairing, more air getting under it will help with buffetting. Windshields personal choice, but I'd try that one for a while before changing it... Yamaha touring screen is decent by all reports, I use the tall V-Stream, shimmed, can send you a stone chipped/banged up one to try if you like.
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Post by bill lumberg » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:35 am

Rode it to the park to run. In similar attire to what Hud used to wear in Hawaii. Did I mention it’s warmer than usual here?
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Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:26 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:35 am
Rode it to the park to run. In similar attire to what Hud used to wear in Hawaii. Did I mention it’s warmer than usual here?
Not a good test for your Gerbings.

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Post by BkerChuck » Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:59 pm

Installed my new Christmas gift highway peg mounts thanks to my g/f Dianne with an assist by Intech/FYB for ordering them for her!
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Post by bill lumberg » Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:57 pm

Outstanding.
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Post by BkerChuck » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:00 am

Rode it to work this morning. 28 degrees nut expected to hit mid 40's by afternoon. I'll take it.
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Post by fontanaman » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:20 pm

Left my new to me '17 in Texas today. The plan is to pick it up in March. Shipping it to Spokane seemed a bit sketchy.
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Post by Niehart » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:43 pm

Congrats Jim.

That dealer in Butte should have pulled his head out of his butt. JSNS
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Post by raYzerman » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:55 am

Congrats, Jim, I'm sure you'll like the new steed.... I heard there was this guy jwilly that has delivered bikes before....
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Post by Hppants » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:55 am

fontanaman wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:20 pm
Left my new to me '17 in Texas today. The plan is to pick it up in March. Shipping it to Spokane seemed a bit sketchy.
A shameless lurk in another sandbox to read this about our northwestern friend....

https://advrider.com/f/threads/a-texas- ... t-39054903

Jim - I certainly hope that you will be taking the VERY long way home in March. If a fly-n-ride is in order, then you certainly wouldn't want to bring that motorcycle home without a proper test ride. If I may, let me suggest this as a potential first leg to your test ride:

https://goo.gl/maps/nJChvDKr5gmkpXf77

On the other hand, if you decide to trailer the new steed home, by all means leave the trailer at your buddy's house for a few days, and in that circumstance, both of you might consider this as a possibility:

https://goo.gl/maps/nJChvDKr5gmkpXf77
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Post by fontanaman » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:01 pm

Pants great minds think a like. This is an excellent opportunity to meet you, enjoy some new experiences and get the new bike sorted out.

If you can help me stay out of those awful tornadoes you will be a Saint.
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Post by bill lumberg » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:04 pm

Noticed that my front tire is fucked. Not shredded like some peoples. But there are places that used to have grooves that are smooth and oddly shaped now. Resisted the urge to schedule one at the shop and made an appointment with Doctor Speed to show me how to put a new one on next week.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:30 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:04 pm
Noticed that my front tire is fucked. Not shredded like some peoples. But there are places that used to have grooves that are smooth and oddly shaped now. Resisted the urge to schedule one at the shop and made an appointment with Doctor Speed to show me how to put it on next week.
Don’t believe him when he says to turn around so he can apply the tire lube. He’s a nice guy an all but I wouldn’t trust him.

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